Don’t rush in slush
2019-11-27 07:47 PST
File # 2019-12886
On November 26, morning snowfall on Hwy 19 caused several vehicles to skid off local roads and resulted in two being demolished on Hwy 19 in separate occurrences. Oceanside RCMP responded to two similar incidents where drivers were travelling below the speed limit on wet roads and were suddenly met by slushy conditions. Both driver’s reported that they hit slush, lost control and slid off road at near highway speeds. In the most serious event, the vehicle slid off the road, flipped end over end and then rolled. Fortunately there were only very minor injuries in all incidents.
This is a great opportunity to remind drivers to check your tires to see if they are adequate for winter conditions says Cst MADDEX
When the temperature is hovering around freezing wet roads can rapidly turn slippery as these drivers found out the hard way. There is nothing more terrifying than suddenly losing control of your vehicle at highway speeds. Fortunately no one was seriously injured this morning.
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The Oceanside RCMP recommend drivers who have concerns regarding their vehicle’s tires to check out the Winter tires- ICBC web site where most of their questions can be answered.
Cst. Mark Edward MaddexMedia Relations Officer
oceanside.bc.rcmp-grc.gc.ca (English only)
727 West Island Highway, Parksville, BC V9P1B9
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